*Johnson v Westminster Magistrates' Court

Criminal law – Misconduct in public office. The judge's decision that there was a proper case to issue a summons against Boris Johnson for three offences of misconduct in public office, based on the allegation that he had endorsed two misleading statements as part of the Vote Leave campaign during the 2016 EU referendum while Mayor of London and an MP, was quashed. The Divisional Court, in allowing Johnson's application for judicial review, held that the proposed application of the offence in the present case would extend the scope of the common law offence.

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